A Safe Space Level 3 – Recognising, telling and taking action

How you recognise signs of abuse and how you respond to allegations, disclosures or concerns

Who is level 3 for?

At least one leader per unit (leader, assistant leader, leader in training) must have completed level 3.

However we recommend that all leaders complete this level 3, as well as mentors, advisers, coordinators (except GO coordinators), licence holders on residentials, trainers, tutors, anyone leading a team of adults, and those doing level 4.

To book a virtual level 3 session, visit GO > learning opportunities and you can find all available dates in the top 'Available Webinars' table. Alternatively contact your country or region who will be able to share their dates.

Don't forget you will also need to complete Levels 1 and 2.

Everyone needs to have the correct level of A Safe Space training for their role. You may have your membership withdrawn if you do not complete the levels you need. Find out what happens if you haven't completed your training.

There must be a Level 3 A Safe Space holder at every unit meeting. In order to give units maximum flexibility we recommend that all leaders, assistant leaders and leaders in training hold Level 3, but this is not a mandatory requirement.

You’ll learn about

  • What to do if someone tells you about a concern, allegation or disclosure
  • How to recognise there is a concern
  • How you can support and help someone tell their story safely
  • How to take action and with whom
  • Where to get help

What you need to do

Download the booklet and go to a local training session.

Download the booklet

How long does it take?

  • Training session 3 to 3.5 hours. Ask your commissioner or country/region office for details next one is.

Already have safeguarding expertise or experience outside of guiding?

We’re currently reviewing recognised prior learning across all our A Safe Space training to make sure it matches the revised training content. From September 2021 we're suspending the RPL process and no new applications will be accepted while the review is being carried out.

Other learning

Check out our top-up e-learning for Level 3 to delve deeper into the content of the training session.

Do the e-learning module